Seen from the train, No. 2

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Again from Newark, the kind of place that gives the old hazardous waste remediator in me palpitations. At the same time, it’s a remarkable remnant of industry from a time long ago, a time when companies were generally named for what they produced. There’s no way anyone would call their venture the “Diamond Hard Chromium Company” today &endash; the marketing wonks would come up with a moniker like “DiHarCo.” Why, back in the old days, marketing wonks would have disappeared in one of the vats in the back.

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